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EPA Releases Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data from Large Facilities

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01/10/2014

Today (Sep 30, 2014), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its fourth year of Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program data, detailing greenhouse gas pollution trends and emissions broken down by industrial sector, geographic region and individual facilities. In 2013, reported emissions from large industrial facilities were 20 million metric tons higher than the prior year, or 0.6 ...

Oil and Gas Companies Join Partnership to Capture Methane

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01/10/2014

In the last two decades, natural gas has become the fuel of choice for power generation, because electricity produced with gas has half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal power. Many see it as a "bridge" to a low-carbon energy future; in 30 countries, it already fuels more than half the electricity. But to the extent that gas isn't burnt for power, but escapes into the atmosphere, it harms the ...

JRC Report Assesses Experiences with the EC Recommendation on the Definition of Nanomaterial

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01/10/2014

The European Commission’s (EC) Joint Research Center (JRC) has published a report entitled Towards a review of the EC Recommendation for a definition of the term “nanomaterial” -- Part 2: Assessment of collected information concerning the experience with the definition.  In the report, JRC assesses information collected between August 2013 and April 2014 from ...

Nuclear waste tank OK`d to keep leaking for 1 year

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01/10/2014

A new deal allows a radioactive waste storage tank to continue leaking for more than a year before its contents are pumped out at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site. The deal to pump nuclear waste tank AY-102, announced late Monday, is between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Washington State Department of Ecology. Under the deal, pumping of the ...

EZ Access Falling Stream Flow Cell from Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc.

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01/10/2014

Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, the industry leader in oil in water monitors just released a new Flow Cell to their product line of fluorescence technology based continuous on-line monitors.  The EZ Access Falling Stream Flow Cell - Compatible with TD-4100 and TD-4100XD is now available and shipping.  The EZ Access Falling Stream Flow Cell = Easy access for easy cleaning and ...

Exxon fracking report responds to shareholders

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01/10/2014

Exxon Mobil issued a report Tuesday that acknowledges the environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing but also defends the practice as being better for the environment than other types of energy production and generation. Under pressure from the corporate responsibility group As You Sow, as well as New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and other shareholders, Exxon agreed earlier this year to ...

New report on long-term nuclear spent-fuel management

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01/10/2014

A new report (download here) launched today in Brussels by the JRC and the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) analyses options for spent nuclear fuel management and their state of development.  The report calls for a flexible adoption strategy, more targeted funding and the need for deep geological repositories. The report is designed specifically to help ...

First installation of the new HS series in Greece

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01/10/2014

At the Aigio WWTP in the west of Greece, Pieralisi Group in collaboration with ITHAKI S.A. – AAGIS S.A., one of the largest groups in the field of environmental protection in Greece, has successfully completed in June 2014 the installation and commissioning of the sewage sludge dewatering plants, by centrifugation, with the first two latest version of the Pieralisi ...

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